Heather is the Room to Grow expert on sleep. As a Mum herself, she knows how important it is choosing the right mattress to give your child the right support and comfort for their development and growth and ultimately to give them the best night’s sleep. She has made it her mission to help every parent find the perfect mattress for their child.
A rolled mattress is pretty standard these days, particularly for children’s single mattresses. Advancements in technology and the manufacturing process means that a mattress can be made, rolled and vacuum wrapped straight off the production line.
All You Need To Know About Rolled Mattresses
The benefits of a rolled mattress are that they are easy to move around and quick to deliver, making them environmentally friendly which is also an added bonus.
Rolled mattresses come in a variety of specifications. Some designs have springs whilst others are just latex, foam or memory foam – there are a number of different sprung and foam roll up mattresses available, ranging from inexpensive foam, through to more expensive specifications with layers of memory foam, latex foam or pocket springs. Each product description will tell you in detail about the mattress specification so you can decide what is going to be suitable for your child.
A foam mattress tends to be constructed from layers of foam of different densities and depths. This means that the mattress can achieve the best level of zoned support for the body whilst it’s resting. A foam mattress is particularly suitable for use on a slatted bed base.
Most rolled mattresses will come with an age guide. Mattresses that include a high density, moulding/support foam are not recommended for children under 3 years as younger children cannot regulate their body temperature easily and they may overheat.
Once your rolled mattress arrives, you’ll need to remove it from the plastic and let the mattress expand naturally. This can take up to 24 hours to reach its maximum size. We recommend that your child doesn’t sleep on their new rolled mattress during this time to ensure that it has sufficient time to fully expand and ventilate.
Here’s a low down of the three main types of foam to get you clued up on these mattresses and to help you understand the jargon used:
This is a premium quality; durable foam and the natural type is derived from the sap of the rubber tree. It offers anti-microbial properties that can be very beneficial to allergy and asthma sufferers. Its natural elasticity means that it recovers very quickly from body contours and will return to its shape quickly when pressure is removed.
Memory Foam (Visco Elastic)
A memory foam roll up mattress has fantastic pressure relieving qualities and responds incredibly well to pressure and body shape. Because it is available in over 20 qualities and densities, it allows for greater flexibility in comfort.
Widely used and extremely versatile for mattress production, PU is a synthetic petroleum based foam. A mattress made from Polyurethane can massively vary in price and performance according to the overall quality and density of the foam used.
We hope this helps shine some light on the world of children’s rolled mattresses, but if you have any more questions then please contact our Product Specialists who would be more than happy to help.
Please read the ‘Important Information’ section for additional guidance and care tips.